Thursday, 25 November 2010


Last year The XX created one of our favourite albums and subsequently went on to win the Mercury Music Prize in 2010.

1980’s synth pop superstars Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark are probably one of the most referenced bands on this blog, and last month we got to see them play the first date of their European tour (here).

Therefore it goes without saying that when this recently released demo by OMD covering The XX came to our attention we felt a thrill of synthtopian excitement run through our veins. Thankfully OMD have given the song just the right treatment, maintaining The XX’s sense of vulnerability, minimalism and restraint whilst adding their own distinctive synth sound. With The XX having cited OMD as an inspiration, OMD tip their caps back to The XX, and a neat little circle is closed.

OMD - VCR (rough mix) by 100% Records

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